Charles D. Waite

Charles (Charlie) Douglas Waite age 81, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Charlie was born May 11th, 1939 in Woodbine, Iowa to John Darrell and Doris (Towne) Waite. He graduated from Missouri Valley High School Class of 1958. Charlie married Connie Jean Bair on July 9th, 1966 at the Missouri Valley Church of Christ in Missouri Valley, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Anna (Allen) Andersen, Christina Waite, and Douglas (Heather) Waite. Through the years Charlie worked in Construction as a Heavy Machine Operator. Then worked for the City of Missouri Valley where he retired in 2008. Charlie loved his family and friends. Charlie enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, darts, bowling, pool, cards, and farming. He was very active in the Eagles Club in Missouri Valley which he was president of the Eagles in 2009 and 2010. Charlie was a loyal husband, the best dad three kids could ever ask for and he was a man who never met a stranger, He also kept people smiling and laughing with a great sense of humor. Charlie loved to spend time with his family and friends, especially his grandkids. He loved traveling to see family and spending time with them. Charlie and Connie were always active with Darts and Pool. They enjoyed traveling to all the different places to play. Charlie was full of life and always put smiles on people’s faces.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, Darrell and Doris Waite, mother-in-law and father-in-law Deloma and Lloyd Bair, Brother Dale Waite, Sister Kathleen, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Shirley Mae Jackson and Harry LaVerne Jackson, brother-in-law Charles Abkes.

Survivors include his beloved wife Connie of 54 years, Daughter Anna and her husband Allen of Bloomfield, New Mexico. Daughter Christina of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Son Douglas and wife Heather of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Sister Phyllis and husband Dale Schwechel of Austinville, Iowa. Brother-in-law Bob Bair and wife, Lyn of Blair, Nebraska. Sister-in-law Linda Waite of Spokane, Washington. Grandchildren Isaiah, Lavon, and Louis Waite. Natasha and husband Shawn Mahoney. Chenisse, Derek, Destiny, Grace, Ian, Lucas, and Ruth Andersen. Great-grandchildren Micah Mahoney, Violet Andersen, Rosemary Cabrera, Benjamin Andersen-Twyman. As well as many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and several close friends that he loved very much. T

he family will be having a celebration of life at a later date.

The family will direct memorials. Please send to 119 George Street, Missouri Valley, IA 51555



  • Jennifer (Collier) McCance Posted November 6, 2020 7:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our family is thinking and praying for you all. Much love

  • Chelyse Cheek Posted November 6, 2020 9:24 pm

    Sorry for your loss Connie and family!!! Loved getting to talk to you and Charlie when u would come up to nursing home. Will miss his big smile as I walked by his room and would say hello. RIP.

  • Bill and Linda Stevens Posted November 7, 2020 9:56 am

    The loss of Charlie will be felt by a lot of people. He had a huge heart and a good soul. We will miss you so much Charlie Waite! Prayers to Connie and all of the Waite family! Love you guys!

  • Linda Klement Gochenour Posted November 7, 2020 10:03 am

    Iam so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a good man and will be missed. We had a lot of fun together. Prayers to the family.

  • Sandra J. Bowden Posted November 7, 2020 3:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss Connie. My thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

  • Val Carolan Posted November 7, 2020 6:51 pm

    So sorry, Connie. Prayers to all of you.

  • Theda Wiese Posted November 8, 2020 11:16 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the memories.❤️

  • Daleth Bierce Greer Posted November 8, 2020 2:27 pm

    I am sorry to hear about this loss. May the Lord be with you. Prayers and love to the family.

  • Rick and Nancy West Posted November 9, 2020 9:42 am

    Our thought are with you Connie and family. Charlie will be missed.

  • Charlotte Burns Posted November 9, 2020 10:22 am

    So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. My condolences to you Connie as well as the rest of your family. RIP Charlie

  • Jerry & Nancy Skelton Posted November 9, 2020 7:07 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing, Connie. He was a fun guy with a big heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Joanne Fisher Posted November 10, 2020 12:36 pm

    so sorry to hear of Charlie passing—he was a happy man and he will be missed by many—hugs Connie—I know what you are going thru—time will help that I know—-and lean on those kids of yours—hugs to all

  • Joanne Fisher Posted November 10, 2020 12:40 pm

    so sorry to hear of Charlie passing–he was a happy man and he will be missed by many—hugs Connie—I know what you are going thru—time will help that I know—and lean on those kids of yours—hugs to all

  • Traci J. Lavoie (Powell) Posted November 10, 2020 1:42 pm

    I have nothing but the fondest memories of Charlie’s warm smile and twinkling eyes. My heart is with all of you right now and always. Love… Traci Powell

  • Jeff & Erin Sawhill Posted November 10, 2020 2:20 pm

    Very sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing, our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  • Ella Mae & Wimp Lukens Posted November 10, 2020 3:56 pm

    Will always remember Charlie as a happy and helpful person. And remember the good times we had at Woodland Camp. My heart goes out to Connie and his family, bless you all.

  • Michelle Gibson Posted November 10, 2020 9:54 pm

    Connie and family. I am so sorry !! Charlie always had a smile and made me laugh. I will miss him!! Your memories will hurt for a while but I pray soon your laughs will be more than your tears . Love you!!

  • Karen Vandemark Alexander Posted November 11, 2020 5:16 pm

    I will always picture Charlie with a smile. Sympathy to Connie and the kids.

  • Dan&Becky Kougias Posted November 12, 2020 4:50 pm

    Connie & family, iam so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the many years working with Charlie, he was always there when we needed him. He was the best machine operator i have ever known, and a dear friend. He will be missed,

  • Bob Sanford Posted November 12, 2020 7:49 pm

    I only met Charlie recently, and it’s true what was said about him never meeting a stranger. I’m sorry that I couldn’t have more time as his friend.

  • Cindy Vires Posted November 13, 2020 12:17 pm

    Condolences to you and your family.

  • Phyllis and Dale Schwechel Posted November 15, 2020 10:53 am

    It was always good to visit and be with brother Charlie. I felt loved when with him and Connie. My heart goes out to Connie, Ann, Chris, and Doug. I love you all.

  • Margaret Shepard Posted November 18, 2020 1:06 pm

    Garry and I extend our sympathy to Connie and family. Always enjoyed visiting with Charlie when he would stop by our lots at Woodland Campground.

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